Crazy for considering 14-year age difference?
April 24, 2010 4:01 PM Subscribe
Just found out the guy I've started seeing is 22. I'm 36. Now what?
posted by janekate to human relations (54 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've just started seeing a new guy. We've only been on two dates and are still in the very early getting-to-know-you stage. I suspected he was a bit younger than me (he's still in school, I work full-time) but he had mentioned taking some time off before college, so I hoped he was around 25-26. We have a lot in common and there's definitely mutual chemistry/sparks. Two days ago, we went out again; more background information was exchanged and I decided to do some online sleuthing. I found out he's 22. I'm 36.
I know he has no idea I'm that old (I look extremely young and I'm in good shape). I just don't know how to move forward at this point. He's very cute, in great shape, and I'm very attracted to him. My friends think I should enjoy him while it lasts, but I could see myself getting attached. I haven't talked to him since our last date, so he has no idea about any of this (unless he did some searching on me as well, in which case I may never hear from him again). My question is, am I crazy for even considering this? It can't lead to anything good. Right?